2019 Volume 141 Pages 47-59
Many container terminals in the world are considering an introduction of automated container carrier system and remote control system for container handling equipment into their yard. When considering automation in a container terminal, it is necessary to construct an evaluation method to clarify functional evaluation and evaluate a layout plan in a new yard. This research aims are to develop a container handling simulation model and a functional evaluation method to be convenient to evaluate alternations of layout plans. Also, we focus on evaluating some different types of layout plans such as a parallel stacking system and a vertical stacking system by the developed functional evaluation method.